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International Symposium of LBMS

April 1, 2022 @ 20:00 - April 3, 2022 @ 22:00

International Symposium of LBMS

The Evolution and Development of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System – the ongoing legacy of Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff

April 1-3, 2022

Presented by Inspirees Institute (China), partnered with LIMS (US), WholeMovement (US), Conference LABAN 2022 (Brazil)

  Inspirees Institute and its partners are pleased to announce the International Symposium of LBMS (ISLBMS 2022), which will take place online April 1-3, 2022. This symposium is dedicated to Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff, who established what is now identified as the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS). The symposium will include other pioneers and practitioners who have continued to contribute and develop the work of its founders. There is constant need for sharing information and knowledge, dialoguing, professional training, and community building. This has become even more evident in the challenging time of Covid which has impacted the education and practice of many students and colleagues in our field. As an embodiment-based discipline, the legitimacy and efficacy of online learning and practicing continues to be discussed in our community. There has been a paradigm shift in our work requiring conscious and critical reflection, open and constructive discussion, and innovation and collaboration. In 2016, Inspirees partnered with LIMS to run the CMA certification program based on LBMS in China.  There are in total more than 60 students in three cohorts from China and abroad trained through the China program (one cohort has completed the full program, another is halfway through and the third is just beginning).  There are now 6 Chinese CMAs graduates. This symposium invites all our students including: Inspirees LBMS, dance therapy, creative movement, authentic movement programs, as well as other students and colleagues in China and abroad.  We hope to create with this event an international dialogue and collaboration forum and platform. The format of the symposium is currently planned to be online. Dance/movement sessions will be included as well as lecture presentations. There are 5 major themes of the symposium: Education & Pedagogy, Health & Therapy, Arts performance, New applications, History & Theory. The keynotes (3), presentations (17), workshops (7), roundtable (1) featuring leading experts in our field, as well as the younger talents and colleagues will address these 5 themes.

Download the full description of the Symposium 下载研讨会中英文完整信息:ISLBMS 2022

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Confirmed speakers/presenters

Karen Bradley US History and Theory Rudolf Laban and the Neuroscience of Community
Juliet Chambers-Coe UK Arts performance Recuperating the spiritual in Laban movement practice: Rudolf Laban, the practical mystic
Rotem Hornedo Israel/US Education & Pedagogy Exploring images  as a supportive tool for movement education
Deborah Heifetz Italy New applications Effort/Shape in a Human Needs Matrix
Lacin Keles Turkey/US Arts performance A Somatic Approach to Pole Dance Performance and Choreography
Karen Studd/Cat Maguire US Education & Pedagogy Making the Implicit Explicit- Evolving and Expanding the Map of Movemement
Karen Studd US History and Theory What’s in a name? –  Identifying LBMS as a body of knowledge today
John Chanik US Education & Pedagogy Moving Seniors – Maintaining Essential Movement Bartenieff Fundamentals
Alexandra Baybutt & Maya Felixbrodt UK/NL Education & pedagogy and Arts performance LBMS in application to musicians: Play_As_You_Are workshop series
Susan Klein US Education & Pedagogy Introduction to Klein Technique™
Ra-Yuan Tseng Taiwan Health & Therapy Positive Aging: A Mother–Daughter Duet based on BESS
Amy LaViers/Cat Maguire US New applications Making Meaning with Machines: Explicating a Component of Time Through Work With Robots
Laura V Ward/Jackie Hand US New applications Structure and Rhythm: The Cube, Spirals, and Fascia
Yukari Sakiyama Japan Health & Therapy How are Rhythms captured in the Kestenberg Movement Profile?  ―Focusing on the importance of Kinesthetic Empathy in therapy process−
Adriano Pinheiro/Lilian Vilela Brazil Education & Pedagogy Experiences with bodies, times and spaces: dialogues between William Forsythe and Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS)
Martha Hart Eddy US History and  theory; Health and Therapy Bartenieff’s Voice:  The Ripple Effects of 3-Dimensional Embodiment
Brenton Cheng US Health & Therapy Dynamic Boundaries through LBMS
Regina Miranda Brazil Arts performance LABAN’S Choreosophy A research-creation embodied philosophy integrated in performance
Joanna Brotman US Education & Pedagogy Using LBMS in K-12 Dance Education
Cecilia Fontanesi US Health & Therapy Beauty That Moves: Art-partaking in Dance for PD
Susan Scarth UK Health & Therapy Exploring the value of applying the Laban Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS) in a Dance Movement Psychotherapy practice with adult survivors of trauma
Diane Roo Carroll US New applications Movement as Meditation through a Laban lens
Sharina China History & Theory Laban-Bartenieff Movement Theory Analysis and Application of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Dance Research
Shaun Liu China Arts performance Dance Creation and Analysis from the Perspective of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System: Using the Dance Piece Glowing Ocean as an Example
Katee Shen China New applications Creativity Training for Experiential DMT/CM Group Leaders via LBMS
Sisi Peng China New applications LBMS in the study of ancient Chinese dance images


To inquire about the symposium, partnership/sponsorship opportunities, please contact us lbms2022@inspirees.com


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April 1, 2022 @ 20:00
April 3, 2022 @ 22:00